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Why did PEI join confederation?

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2012-05-25 23:27:10
2012-05-25 23:27:10

First, PEI is a harbour city, its location was essential. if PEI's economy increase, maybe the United Province of Canada's economy will increase. second, the landlord was British's. the resisdent in there didn't have their own land. therefore, it was important for PEI to join confederation.

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